600 Highwaymen

A THOUSAND WAYS
Sep 9, 2020 - Aug 31, 2021

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FROM ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ACCLAIMED THEATER COMPANIES, A PERFORMANCE IN THREE PARTS ABOUT COMMUNION, DISTANCE, AND RECONNECTION.  

 

A THOUSAND WAYS  

by 600 HIGHWAYMEN  
written & created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone
US PREMIERE  

 

Analog tools for coexistence 

A THOUSAND WAYS is a three-part performance in which your words, actions, gestures, silence, thoughts, and willingness are the tools. With two people, a telephone, a table, and a stack of cards, a new type of performance emerges. Everything we need is already here, just you and me.  

Obie Award-winning theater-makers, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, known for exhilarating performances that challenge the very definition of theater, have created a quietly radical response to this new world with A THOUSAND WAYS. Taking place over the next year, this three-part performance is designed in response to social distancing rules that deliver us from isolation to congregation. Each distinct installment meets participants where they are.    

This is an invitation. Will you attend?
Photos: Maria Baranova 

 


A PHONE CALL — September 9–September 27, 2020
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Pick up the phone. Someone is on the line. You don’t know their name, and you still won’t when the hour is over, but as you follow the recorded instructions, a portrait of another person will emerge through fleeting moments of exposure. 

 

AN ENCOUNTER — Late Fall 2020
Dates Announced September 25, 2020

You and a stranger meet on opposite ends of a table, separated by a pane of glass. Using a script and a few simple objects, a simple exercise of working together becomes an experience of profound connection with another person. 

 

A CONGREGATION – Summer 2021
Dates to be Anounced in 2021  

A public convening made up of you and everyone else from the project’s journey. Together we follow a shared score. This final installment is a chance to feel the power and complexities of group assembly.   

 

COVID-19 UPDATE  
All offerings are designed around social distancing rules to meet participants where they are and when they are, and adhere to up-to-date safety protocol in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 


CREDITS    

PART ONE CREDITS

Executive Producer: Thomas O. Kriegsmann / ArKtype
Line Producer: Cynthia J. Tong
Creative Consultant & Dramaturg: Andrew Kircher
Part One Sound Design: Stanley Mathabane
Photos: Maria Baranova 

This production was commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Stanford Live at Stanford University, and Festival Theaterformen, and was originally commissioned and co-conceived by Temple Contemporary at Temple University, USA. Original support for the production was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.


ABOUT 600 HIGHWAYMEN  

Since 2009, 600 HIGHWAYMEN (Abigail  Browde  and Michael Silverstone) have been making live art that, through a variety of radical approaches, illuminates the inherent poignancy of people coming together. The work exists at the intersection of theater, dance, contemporary performance, and civic encounter. Though the processes are varied, each project revolves around the same curiosity: what occurs in the live encounter between people.    

600 HIGHWAYMEN has been called the “the standard-bearers of contemporary theater-making” by Le Monde, and “one of New York’s best nontraditional theater companies” by The New Yorker. They have received commissions from The Public Theater, Temple Contemporary, Salzburg Festival, and Festival Theaterformen. They are recipients of an Obie Award and Switzerland’s ZKB Patronize Prize, and nominees for Austria’s Nestroy Prize, the prestigious Alpert Award and NYC’s Bessie Award. In 2016,  Browde  and Silverstone were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts.  

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